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Operation Cleansweep is for agricultural, ranching, nursery, golf course and pest control operations in any Florida county.

Operation Cleansweep is not for pesticide manufactures and distributors, universities, or government institutions, including state, county and local government pesticide end users. However, such organizations will be able to utilize Operation Cleansweep collections if they pay the costs of disposing of their cancelled, suspended and unusable pesticides. Operation Cleansweep is also not for homeowners who have pesticides for disposal. In nearly every county in Florida, other programs, such as Household Hazardous Waste collections, provide pesticide disposal for homeowners.

Operation Cleansweep is intended to provide a free, one-time disposal service for pesticide end users specifically in agricultural, nursery, golf course, and pest control operations in order to eliminate the potential public health and environmental hazards from stored cancelled, suspended and unusable pesticides.

Tractor spraying pesticides on tomatoes
Spraying pesticides on tomatoes. Photo courtesy of U.S. Department of Agriculture Photo center www.usda.gov/wps/portal/!ut/p/_s.7_0_A/7_0_2E5?navid=CSC_PHOTO_LIB

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Last updated: September 26, 2013

Permitting and Compliance Assistance Program #850-245-8707 MS #4550

 

Division of Waste Management #850-245-8705 MS #4500
2600 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400

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